Rugby: The History

Who brought the game of rugby to New Zealand?
What’s the inspiring meaning behind the silver fern?
How did the All Blacks get their name?
What are the rules of wheelchair rugby?

Rugby: The History has the answers to these questions.


Find out how rugby evolved from a game played by English schoolboys to become one of the most popular sports in the world! Read how rugby spread throughout New Zealand and the     Pacific including:

• The greatest matches
• The greatest players
• Rugby at the Olympics and Paralympics
• A special chapter on women’s rugby

ISBN 978-0-473-32171-0
Soft cover, 68 pages,190 x 250mm
$25 (plus GST)


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